Anyone remember TOUCH? The band that opened the first ever Monsters Of Rock at Donington in 1980.
Before there was TOUCH, and their amazing & criminally good classic AOR/Hard Rock debut album, there was American Tears, in the mid-seventies. Although more of a progressive symphonic keyboard oriented rock cult band than their later to come masterwork.
Originally a trio, but the late line-up was:
Craig Evan Brooks (vocals, guitars)
Mark Mangold keyboards, vocals)
Glenn Kithcart (drums, percussion)
Kirk Powers (bass, backing vocals)
Anyway, if you're interested, it's worth having a listen.
Their first album:
American Tears - Branded Bad
Need You Badly
Crooked is Quicker
Lock and Chain
Take Me LordLouie (I've Been Arrested)
Their third album:
American Tears - Powerhouse
Promise To Be Free
Lookin' For Love
Can't Keep From Cryin'
Don't Give It Away
Say You'll Stay
Last Chance For Love (Later recorded for the TOUCH awesome debut album!)
Born To Love
Mangold's later activities includes, Drive She Said & a blues project called Flesh And Blood with ex-Waysted and Tyketto vocalist Danny Vaughn.